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Smut Flick Specs and Sunnies

Everywhere you look, you see otherwise innocent objects in terms of sex -- soft bosomy clouds, fire hydrants standing proudly erect, even that Calvin Klein billboard with four people f**king. Now, see the world through hoes-colored glasses, with Tipton's smut-flick frames

Out of where-else-but Hungary and just now in NY, Tipton's avant-girl'd latest splices 8, 16, and 35mm stills from 50s-70s stag films into vintage, mostly-hornrimmed sun- and eyeglass frames constructed entirely of acetate -- for the ironic rush of real boobs on plastic. The flicks are sourced entirely from cinema caches and weird old peoples' flea market stashes; select from already-spliced signature styles (the black, 50s-peepshow Damiano; the steel-grey Wilder with images from 1975's groundbreaking Swinging Cheerleaders), or email them and they'll provide a list of titles from which you can custom-select stills -- making them as amenable to new combinations as the nice ladies whose oeuvre they sample. With an eye toward preserving our shared cultural heritage, Tipton also digitizes every filmstrip they find, and provides buyers with a DVD copy of whatever's in their shades, preventing you from wearing your eyes out trying to scan the length of your stems really, really fast.

Tipton also hawks a crazy diverse range of less fleshy film-glasses, featuring 1940s boxing matches, communist newscasts from the 60s/70s, Soviet space missions, and cartoons Krazy Kat and Popeye -- who as an adolescent you tried to imagine sexually, only to be sidetracked by an inviting pair of combination locks.